REGINA-Saskatchewan’s justice minister says Ottawa’s actions have a larger effect on investor confidence than pushback from Indigenous and environmental groups as she promotes a bill that the province contends would give it more autonomy. Bronwyn Eyre says the Saskatchewan First Act isn’t about carving new powers for Saskatchewan. The legislation, which passed a second reading in November, would unilaterally amend the constitution to assert provincial jurisdiction over resources and set up a tribunal to be used in future court cases. Eyre told the Saskatchewan and Regina Chambers of Commerce Wednesday that the bill would protect the province’s economy from possible harm from federal policies. She says a tribunal would determine cases of economic harm that could be used if the province were to take the federal
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